A DUI arrest naturally brings feelings of fear, embarrassment and regret.
Although it's normal to be anxious as a result of a drunk driving charge, the simple truth is that, with proper legal handling, the legal penalties and negative consequences don't have to be anywhere near as bad as you probably fear right now.
For example, jail is almost never a realistic outcome in a 1st offense case. If that's your big worry, then you can already relax a bit...
Instead of stressing out about things that probably won't happen, your focus should be on avoiding the penalties that are likely to happen, such as restrictions on your driver's license, and things that can happen, like getting stuck long, difficult probation and/or being required to complete unnecessary counseling and treatment.The Charge
As Michigan DUI Lawyers, our job is straightforward: To get your Operating While Intoxicated (OWI a/ka "DUI") charge dismissed or reduced, and we are in court almost every day doing just that.
We can and will produce the best results possible in your case. Remember -
Success in a DUI case is best determined by what does NOT happen to you.
We concentrate our DUI Practice to the local courts of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, Livingston, St. Clair and Washtenaw Counties. Because we are in these same Detroit-area courts day-in and day-out, we know how things are done in them, and how to make sure you get the fewest penalties in each.The Evidence
In a DUI case, every single bit of evidence has to be carefully examined.
A Michigan DUI charge won't dismiss itself. My team and I know all the little things that determine whether a DUI charge can stick or not, and how to look for them
The evidence in a drunk driving case involves a lot more than just your score on a breath (or blood) test, and includes -
- Everything that lead to your first contact with the police,
- The field sobriety tests,
- The methods used to collect and analyze your breath (or blood) sample, and
- The science underlying those results.
My team and I will meticulously sort through all of it so you can get out of this situation with as little damage as possible.
If you're facing a DUI charge in the Greater-Detroit area, you need a Michigan DUI lawyer who is experienced, honest, and just plain good at this.
You need someone you can really talk to, and who will tell you what you need to hear, not just what you want to hear.
We are those lawyers.
With more than a half-century of combined experience as a Michigan DUI attorneys, we have an unsurpassed level of knowledge about how to really make things better for you.
This is what defines us as Michigan DUI Attorneys.
We provide the assurance of knowing that every facet of your case will be carefully examined and properly handled, along with the comfort of knowing someone you can genuinely trust is looking out for you.
There is a lot of stress wrapped up in a DUI charge. We can bring you real relief.
For all the legal stuff as there is to this, it’s an equally important part of our job to put you at ease while we protect your interests.
I am unique among DUI lawyers because I am clinically trained, having completed a formal program of addiction studies at the post-graduate, University level.
This specialized education gives me and my team the unrivaled ability to really help you avoid difficult probation with demanding classes, counseling and/or treatment when your drinking isn’t a problem, and the ability to help you like no other lawyer if your relationship to alcohol has become problematic.
We will make sure that your case goes smoothly and get you through this rough patch so you can move on with your life.Expert Help for You
The whole Court system has a built-in bias that tends to "see" a drinking issue even where there isn't one. If you are required to submit to any kind of alcohol testing as a condition of your bond, you've already had your first taste of that.
Because of my unique educational background, my team and I are especially able to protect you from being treated as if you do have a drinking problem when you don't.
I not only speak the language of lawyers and judges, but I also speak the language of clinicians, and I will speak on your behalf with unmatched authority when it comes to protecting you from the consequences of a DUI charge.
Ou firm won't allow you to be left behind in that way. We will do everything to make sure you get the kind of help you need - and none that you don't.
- The court system is required to deal with every alcohol and drug problem that is identified to even possibly arise, whether or not it actually exists at the moment. Although most Judges and probation officers are well-meaning, they are not clinicians.
- In the clinical world, it is widely recognized that the court system is usually at least a solid decade behind current treatment methods.
- The best (and most up-to-date) approach is to match people with the kind of help that actually fits their needs, instead of just mashing everyone into AA meetings or some other, one-size-fits-all kind of treatment.
Remember, the bottom line is that success in a DUI case is best measured by what DOES NOT happen to you.
The way to have less happen to you, of course, is to avoid as much of the legal fallout as possible.
My team and I produce the very best outcome in every case we take. We truly care about our clients, and pour our hearts and souls into making sure we bring every case to the best conclusion possible for each and every one.
The DUI section of this website provides a great starting point for someone facing a drunk driving charge to get some real world information.
To learn even more about OWI charges (and how we can help with yours), go to the DUI section of my Blog (it's fully searchable), where I explain every aspect of the DUI process in accurate and easy to understand detail.
If you need to a hire lawyer for a DUI charge anywhere in the Metro-Detroit area check around, talk to as many lawyers or law firms as you can, and then contact us.
All of our consultations are free, confidential, and done over the phone, right when you call. My team and I are very friendly people who will be glad to answer your questions, explain things, and even compare notes with anything some other lawyer has told you.
We can be reached at either 248-986-9700 or 586-465-1980, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.